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Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
.s. states in the southeast of the country. >> syria has summoned the head of the united nations mission in israeli-occupied territory. the issue is an israeli air raid on what syrian officials say was a military research center near damascus. >> the arab league has also condemned the strike, but the actual target is still not exactly clear. some reports suggest a weapons convoy believe to be carrying russian-made anti-aircraft missiles from syria into lebanon. >> we will speak to an expert on the region later. first, this report. >> the israeli government has not issued any statement, but national papers are full of the news. u.s. officials say the raid targeted a weapons convoy headed for members of hezbollah, an ally of the syrian president. but the syrian government denied the existence of the vehicles, saying the israeli planes bombed a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are analyzing the information as we receive it. if the allegations are confirmed, then it is our position this
Feb 22, 2013 5:30am PST
the united nations is refusing to pay compensation is to the victims of the haitian cholera outbreak. we're hearing from people in hong kong read about what they're putting on their table. >> we are seeing some very heavy rain across eastern portions of australia. the wet weather simply a little further south between brisbane and sidney possibly could be seen some flooding with 100-200 millimeters of rain possibly a possibility. just up towards the door when, 96 millimeters of rain coming down here in 24 hours and the tropical downpours will be completing. you can see some nasty circulation here really developing that could cause problems over the next day or two and that what weather down toward sydney intensifying as. through saturday. that is one to watch shop for. 31 celsius in mel bourne. dry and sunny for new zealand with a top temperature around 18 degrees. further north, we have some nasty downpours in the north of the country and this spinning out of northern pakistan could be bringing some lively weather over the higher ground. for the air arabian peninsula, dry, warm, and sunn
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
for nearly two years. the deputy secretary-general of the united nations calls the situation absolutely urgent and extremely critical. jan eliasson is spending the rest of the week in japan after stops in japan and south korea. we spoke with him before he left u.s. headquarters in new york about syria and the threats posed by north korea. >> reporter: the u.n. deputy secretary-general, january el eliason, former foreign minister of sweden, has served many years for the united nations in the feed of meditating peace and humanitarian affairs around the world. this is his first visit to japan since he took his post last july. one of the top concerns for the united nations is the crisis in syria. the humanitarian situation of the war-torn country, he says, is becoming more serious by the day. he says the pledges made at the conference for syria in kuwait in january are slow in coming. >> the first one is how important it is for all nations, but in particular the security council and most particularly the permanent members of the security council, is to come to a common position. a common po
Feb 26, 2013 7:30am EST
. >> reporter: the u.n. deputy secretary has servinged many years for the united nations in the field of peace and humanitarian affairs around the world. this is his first visit to japan since he took his post last july. one of the top concerns for the united nations is the crisis in syria. he says it's becoming more serious by the day. he says the pledges made at conference for syria in kuwait in january are slow in coming. >> the first one is how important it is for all nations, but particularly the security council, and the permanent mechanics of the security council, is to come to a common position. a common position which would give our mediator a chance to more actively pursue what we want for the time, namely a negotiated transition. we have an absolutely urgent and critical situation in syria right now. 4 million people need assistance, 2 million are refugees. we take pledges at conferences and then takes a long time before it's dispersed. you know, the reality on the ground is so dramatic now. schools are closed, hospitals are closed and don't have equipment. electricity is out. they
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
community has criticized syria's op sigs for its failure to unite. but now it seems the syrian national coalition which has been meeting in cairo has put the ball firmly in the courts of the international community. it says its members have reached an agreement on forming a government to run reble held areas. >> the leaders of the southeastern national coalition have agreed to form a transitional government to operate within rebel held areas. it's been decided that the head will be announce bid march 2 after an agreement's been reached with all opposition groups. agreeing to form a government will strengthen the position but unfortunately for those living under the bombardment it doesn't weaken that of the president. and as a diplomatic strugen to find a solution to the bloody war continues so does the death and destruction. for those inside syria that's been their daily reality for almost two years. >> the u.s. government has grounded its entire fleet of new f-35 fighter planes. a cracked blade was found in one of the jet's engines. the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's most expen
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting after an underground test caused the jolt that was equivalent to a 4.9 magnitude earthquake. >> reporter: diplomats arrived at the united nations for a closed door emergency meeting. they're discussing how to respond to north korea's announcement that it has tested another nuclear bomb. it happened at an underground facility last night. the type of device has not been confirmed. u.s. officials say there are indications that north korea is planning to test another bomb knowing that a punishment from the u.n. is coming. u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice is condemning the test. >> the actions of north korea are a threat to regional peace and security, international peace and security and they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation. >> reporter: in december north korea successfully launched a long-range ballistic missile believed to be capable of reaching the united states. members of the united nations security council are hoping china will be willing to t
Feb 18, 2013 8:30am EST
) >> in washington the united states breaks a 170-year-old tradition as it joins 11 nations in the signing of the atlantic defense treaty. president truman keynotes our position, which for the first time binds this country to a military agreement during days of peace. >> if there is anything certain today, if there is anything inevitable in the future it is the will of the people of the world for freedom and for peace. >> the north atlantic treaty organization, nato, has its roots in the outset of the cold war. the goal of its 1949 charter was to safeguard the freedom and security of its member states. at the time that meant preventing the eastern block from creeping westward. >> that was the original reason and i call that nato 1.0. so for 40 years really, during the entire cold war, the purpose of nato was to protect western europe against the possibility of soviet military, or indeed, ideological conflict. (military marching music) >> this small group of men in the kremlin had long ago dedicated themselves to the spread of communism by all possible means. they control russia. they'd pla
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
the united nations and the african union, meet in brussels to talk about the future of moly. they're discussing aid, democratic elections, and security issues. >> officials from mali for their part have urged the international community to support their efforts to drive that extremists, saying they threaten all civilized countries. >> leaders from over 40 countries met in brussels to discuss the way forward for mali. they pledged their support and ask the african-led mission to mali to speed up in the basement. >> we are already delivering on pledges that we made. to train the malian and resume development support, our total pledge of support is more than 300 million euros in the year ahead. >> this figure does not include humanitarian aid. in mali, food supplies are being shipped off to the troubled northern areas. the united nations plans to ship tons to the timbuktu region alone. >> as far as time and risks were concerned, it was the best option compared going by road. on the roads, we face checkpoints from the malian army or the islamists. >> french troops are continuing to pr
Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm PST
powerful bomb than it had been able to build a earlier. diplomats at the united nations security council emergency meeting also expressed alarm. >> countries around the world, including every member of this security council, agreed that this test was an extremely regrettable act that further undermines international peace and security. >> many countries will likely impose new sanctions against north korea, but observers say that china has the most leverage. >> for china, it will depend on showing that north korea has gone too far this time and it will not go without consequences for the north korean-chinese relationship. i expect that china will also decide on painful sanctions for north korea. >> china is north korea's protector, but p'yongyang carried out the nuclear test not far from the countries shared border. the testing ground is in the northeast of the country, the same location as its two previous nuclear tests of 2006 and 2009. >> with this test and the threat of others, observers say p'yongyang is flexing its muscles. north korean state to be displayed the country's weapons ar
Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm PST
toward p'yongyang. >> the united nations security council strongly condemned tuesday's test. the security council has pledged a tough response to p'yongyang's violations of united nations resolutions. it is not just north korea's test that has the united nations word. iran says it is installing new uranium-enriched machines that could lead to advances for tehran's nuclear capacities. >> that report from the country's official news agency came as talks got under way between the international atomic energy agency and officials in tehran on wednesday. >> a discussion point was a facility where officials believe iran is developing nuclear warheads. tehran insists it has a right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program. m a the nuclear plant is the most visible component of aaron's nuclear program -- >> the nuclear plant is the most visible component of iran was a nuclear program. while president ahmadinejad says his country has the right to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes, western powers suspect he is developing a nuclear bomb, but regardless of iran's intentions, tehran already has p
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
for international justice today, but there is still critique. ngo's and the united nations say that the icc is not fair because it charges only one side. if they want to prove that they are a credible institution, then they have to charge both sides, and then it could work to prove that there is international justice for everyone who commits atrocity crimes, regardless of its power position. >> i have not intention to kill her -- that is what said african athlete oscar -- what south african athlete oscar pistorius said in court today. he said he fired shots at his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder. >> he has been charged with premeditated murder. the hearing will resume tomorrow. meanwhile, friends and family pay their last respects at a service in her home town. >> oscar pistorius was in court and his girl friend's body was carried to chapel. the 29-year-old law graduate and model was cremated and laid to rest in the coastal city where she grew up. after the private ceremony, friends and members of her family expressed their grief. >> i want to say very much there is a spac
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
at japan or the u.s. >>> a north korean diplomat made another kind of threat at the united nations conference on disarmament. he said what he called south korea's erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction. he made the remark in a meeting in geneva. delegates from south korea and the netherlands had criticized the latest nuclear test. the representative from seoul urged the north koreans to halt their nuclear program, saying it's damaging stability on the korean peninsula. the north korean diplomat said authorities there want to bolster their defenses against a possible invasion. his remarks drew immediate criticism. a british delegate said the comments were inappropriate for a conference on disarmament. >>> analysts at a u.s. cyber security firm are accusing the chinese military of conducting cyber espionage on american corporations. they say one military unit stole data from more than 100 companies. virginia-based firm mandiant released a report identifying the people's liberation army. the analysts say employees of one unit have attacked at least 141 organizations
Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
complicate efforts to negotiate an end to the fighting. the united nations estimates that around 70,000 people have lost their lives in the conflict so far. more and more people are fleeing the country every day. >> what can be done to bring the violence in syria to an end? the opposition syrian national coalition, as we heard, is meeting in cairo to try to find an answer. the coalition thursday said it is willing to negotiate peace deal under u.s. and russian guidance, but it said any talks will not include president assad. i asked our correspondent with the chances are that this meeting will produce anything. >> basically, the syrian opposition is trying to put its house in order. the head of the national coalition was offered a few days ago talks with people of the regime that do not have blood on their hands. it is not everyone in the opposition agreeing with the opposition, especially the islamists and muslim brotherhood. the big question would be also if this proposal will be accepted by the various militant groups in syria where the syrian opposition outside really does not h
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
missile capable of reaching the united states. members of the united nations security council are hoping china will be willing to take action against its ally for violating the ban against nuclear activity. south koreans staged angry protests calling on international powers to destroy the north korea's nuclear facilities. japan's prime minister asked u.s. ambassador john roos to help with new sanctions against north korea. the ambassador promised the u.s. will honor its defense commitment to its allies in asia. north korea has warned the u.s. not to interfere. ines ferre, cbs news, the united nations. >>> today the vatican acknowledged that the pope had surgery three months ago to replace a battery in his pacemaker. he is going to resign this month and move to a monastery at the vatican gardens. the resignation is not due to any illness specifically. the pope will have no role to choose his successor. for centuries cardinals picked a priest from europe. but now they are interest all around the world include canada, ghana and nigeria. tod
Feb 18, 2013 5:30am PST
. united nations has identified individuals in the syrian government who may be responsible for war crimes. it's part of a report put together by an independent team for the united nations. says that seriously -- syrian government forces have committed and gross violations of humanitarian law including arbitrary arrests and destruction. the report also says anti- government fighters have also committed war crimes. >> we were able to identify high level perpetrators. we will indicate that in a list that will remain sealed, because what we need is a tribunal , to conduct a formal investigation, and be able to issue an indictment against such perpetrators. >> now some analysis from our correspondents and joining us from beirut. what are the main concerns of the people who compiled the report? but the major concern is that the violence is rising. it is becoming bloodier. conditions for civilians are deteriorating. they say that war crimes have been committed by government forces and by the rebels. the major part is by the pro- government forces. however, they are concerned that the conflict is
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
leveled in north korea after they carried out a nuclear missile test in defiance of the united nations warnings. hours before president obama delivers his state of the union address, the white house calls it a highly provocative act. even the only major ally china is expecting from opposition. from south korea, and david reports. >> in an isolated paranoid nation this was hailed as a moment of national pride. >> this proves how great our military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite into orbit. it was in defiance of u.n. resolutions and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> the white house said north korea is threatening the united nations and we will tell you how the united nations is responding. >>> he was hit while walking in the crosswalk, we will tell you about the safety improvements his mother would like to see. >>> it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete coverage starts rye now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us, it is tuesday february 12th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, i am ready steve, i am sitting down ready for your forecast. >> understanding up and i am ready too. coastal fog, bayside fog it will not do much but it will cool things down. it will still be nice but just a little cooler with 50s and mid-60s. >>> good morning, traffic is moving well as you drive to the bottom of the hill on sunole grade. a three car accident on i-80 shut one lane down and police are still looking at one of the drivers, it happened just before 2:00 a.m. just before a street. a nissan slammed into a guardrail. the driver of this car fled and skimmed the pileup over d
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
on how the united nations is responding. >>> we will talk about gun control and a newly opened gun store, we will tell you what happened. >>> president barack obama gets ready for his state of the union address. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us, this tuesday morning february 12th, i am pam cook. steve is here, are you concerned about fog this morning? >> no, not that much, there is still more than yesterday, and we have a component which will wipe out the fog and we have upper 60s for many, and some 50s closer to the coast. here is sal. >>> coming to the willow pass grade you can see the traffic is busy and it is looking good as you drive down to the mcarthur maze, let's go to the desk. >>> police are searching for a suspect where one person was killed and four others were wounded. tara moriarty is joining us from vallejo and tara, the police are still out there? >> yes, this is the second homicide of the year and the second in just a week. you can see behind me we have the street blocked off
Feb 2, 2013 11:00am EST
that were created in the first great period of change in the international structure, the united nations, the world bank, the world is much more complicated. what kind of new institutions or structures or approaches to the old institutions need to take to be able to do their jobs and take care of their obligations and also be able to encourage those who are in the private sector and have the wealth and capacity to work alongside the old institutions? >> like all institutions, like and -- each individual, like every living organism, structure, they must remain relevant and if an organization or institution is not relevant, it will wither and die. there will be no point, there will be no purpose. purpose is a powerful word, i think. america has lost some of its purpose and we must regain that. i think the world is not seen in many ways, the same kind of purposeful world eisenhower made can be made, ronald reagan, others. to answer your question i am not sure we need more alliances institutions. i think we have a lot of structure in place if we enhance it. for example, the security council
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
a very nice program for you tonight. my guest ambassador to to unitee united nations susan rice is here. we don't know how we got her on the program but perhaps it's a valentine's wish. want to give a quick shout out to the lovers out there some of whom are clearly lying. all the lovers that thought it might be a good idea to take their significant other on the cruise for the holiday and ended up stranded at sea spending six days crapping into a plastic bag or as the germans call that, the love boat. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] cnn has been on the case for some reason giving this boat crisis wall to (bleep) covered wall coverage treating a stalled cruise ship like it's the shackleton expedition. >> it's a great moment to visually connect you to the daughter you have not seen in seven days. >> jon: yeah, you are not heros, guys. it's not a hostage situation or a baby in a well. you reconnected them. they weren't supposed to see each other. she's on a cruise for a few days. [ laughter ] meanwhile, the ship of stool enjoys 24/7 coverage and a slow tug job back to mobile, alabama, wh
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
in the united nations has been gridlocked over syria for months, and often, these occasions provide a more informal opportunity for an exchange of ideas. one of the most prominent speakers will be vice president joe biden of the u.s., and he stopped off in berlin on the way to the meeting. >> the u.s. vice-president peter were when visit to the german capital and his first to the german chancellery. he held an equally brief press conference after talks with chancellor merkel, giving high praise for trans-atlantic relations. the two reportedly discussed conflicts in syria and moly -- mali but made no public statements on the matter. his next stop is munich for an annual security conference, a meeting of high-ranking international policy makers, and mali and syria will be at the top of the agenda. >> the situation in the entire region is very dangerous, and we have to prevent it from going up in flames. therefore, d escalation and a cautious approach are the order of the day. >> there will be high power talks on the sidelines of the munich conference, including wooing russia to join the coal
Feb 22, 2013 6:30pm PST
in the headlines. >> the united nations says it is concerned about the situation in northern mali. a united nations spokesman says there are still reports of atrocities being committed against civilians including the recruitment of children in sexual violence -- and sexual violence. >> torrential rainfall in greece has caused widespread flooding in the capital. a young woman died after being trapped in her car on a flooded road. urologists say it was the worst storm in more than 50 years. and a french actor gerard depardieu has toward -- toured his new home country. he was granted russian citizenship personally by president vladimir putin after complaining of france's high tax rates. he will officially register about 600 kilometers east of moscow. well, they spent the last year doing damage control in addition to some serious rethinking. >> germany's domestic intelligence agency has been reeling ever since news emerged that it failed to link a decade- long killing spree of a neo-nazi sell. >> they have unveiled new plans for doing their job better. >> get back to the basics -- the core conclusion b
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
to push for additional sanctions through the united nations security council. abe told obama that the nuclear tests severely damages peace and security not only in northeast asia but around the globe. he said he wants officials in both administrations to work together to bring in financial sanctions. abe cited a previous u.s. sanction as a good example. in 2005 officials at the treasury department imposed penalties on u.s. financial institutions that dealt with north korea. obama said u.s. officials too want to cooperate. he said world leaders need to agree on a firm response. north korean scientists conducted a nuclear test on tuesday in violation of previous u.n. resolutions. abe is set to visit washington later this month to meet with obama in person. >>> obama's new secretary of state gave world leaders a push of his own. john kerry said they need to show they are serious about containing nuclear arms. >> north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program are a threat now to the united states of america because of what they are pursuing specifically as well as to
Feb 3, 2013 5:30am PST
, as well as a united nations office close to the headquarters. the attack on the headquarters started with a suicide car bomber detonating the car at the gate of the headquarters. that was followed by a gunman wearing suicide vests, trying to storm the building. police say that their security forces shot the gunman dead, but there may be others out there. one official says that one of the targets may have been al qaeda and iraq leaders. the plant -- flinders the possibility for a previous attack, trying to free other prisoners, launching a campaign to free prisoners across the country and attacking security forces in an effort to show that iraqi security forces just cannot keep their people, let alone themselves, say. >> britain is hosting a trilateral summit with has a stand. leaders will meet with prime minister cameron. they will be face to face for talks. international forces withdrawing from afghanistan next year, a former u.s. navy seal sniper has been shot dead at a gun range in texas. chris kyl and another man were shot dead at the rough creek shooting what on saturday. he was
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
. france wants the united nations to take charge of security in mali. the un security council is considering a plan for an international peacekeeping force of less than a month since france launched a military action to drive al qaeda rebels out of town in northern mali. our diplomatic editor reports. >> african soldiers on their way to northern mali. these troops are from chad, part of the african force that was supposed to run the peacekeeping operation. but the plans are now being changed. these troops could soon be wearing un blue berets. the intervention is now much more complicated. the security council and in particular france, which wants to start drawing down its troops in a matter of weeks, are supportive of the idea. clerk we have to have a transition from the french and others to a un peacekeeping operation. it will be easier because i guess most of the contingents of the peacekeeping operation will be the african contingents. >> the un has been making detailed plans, but officials are making it clear the primary role will be peacekeeping and not fighting. >> to ke
Feb 18, 2013 4:30am EST
punishment for a man accused of slapping a child during a flight. >>> the united nations is taking -- after a meteor streaked through the skies over russia. >>> no hiding from this winter this morning. we're going to find down right frigid out there as you step out the door. your forecast next with weather and >>> good news if you're a fan of maker's mark. it's restoring the alcohol volume in the popular whiskey. it announced it was lowering the alcohol in the bottles because of a supply shortage. loyal customers were furious about that. thousands told the company they would rather deal with an occasional supply shortage than an inferior whiskey. they tweeted yesterday, you spoke, we listen. back to normal. >>> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist tom kierein tell us about this cold day, tom. >> it doesn't look that cold when you look at the live view from the city camera. looks like a clear, typical morning. but it is frigid. starting off with temperatures near 20 degrees. most of the region. reagan national at 23 degrees. then you add in the wind. the wind is gusting arou
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
for compensation was brought against the united nations on behalf of victims of the cholera outbreak in haiti. to date, the united nations advised the clemens representatives that the claims are not receivable, pursuant to section 29 of the convention and the privileges and immunities of the united nations. the secretary general again expresses its profound sympathy for the terrible suffering caused by the cholera epidemic and calls on partners in haiti and the international community to work together to ensure better health and a better future for the people of haiti. >> the lead lawyer for the cholera victims, mario joseph, responded to that announcement saying -- lawyers defending five prisoners on trial for orchestrating the 9/11 terror attacks will be allowed to visit their clients in their top-secret guantanamo prison compound for the first time, the judge ruled thursday. the suspects including accused 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed are jailed in camp 7, a maximum-security facility reserved for those formerly held in secret cia prisons overseas. all five of the men were held in
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
and jordan. the announcement comes on hills of an inquiry by the united nations human rights council that found israel is openly flouting international law by continuing the growth of west bank settlements. in britain, lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a measure legalizing same-sex marriage. while the bill has to clear a number of legislative hurdles, prime minister david cameron has announced his intention to see it enacted this summer. cameron voiced his support for same-sex marriage ahead of tuesday's vote. today is an important day. i'm a strong believer in marriage. it helps people commit to each other. i think is right gay people should be a to get married. this is about the quality but also making as society stronger. i know there are strong views on both sides of the aisle and i respect respect that. hopes for peace talks to end the conflict in syria have faltered after syrian lawmaker and leading opposition group both rejected the idea. and anti-government opposition leader had indicated he would be willing to sit down with aides of syrian president bashar al-
Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
by the united nations security council five times in as many weeks. most countries share our concern for principal and many have a state in the stability of the persian gulf. this is not a saddam hussein would have it, the united states against iraq. it is iraq against the world. >> may i say that i just had a theory useful meeting with his highness and i reiterated to total commitment of the united states to the objectives that are enshrined in 10 u.n. security council resolution. we agreed on the desirability these objectives be realized peacefully. at the same time, we also agree that all options remain open and that steps need to be taken right now. [inaudible] >> over the past four months, you have launched what history would judge as one of the most important deployments of allied military power in 1945 and i've come here today to personally thank you. the world is watching. >> i've spoken with secretary of state jim baker are reported to me and it's nearly seven hours of conversation with the iraqi foreign minister. secretary baker made it clear that he discerned no evidence w
Feb 25, 2013 12:00am EST
japan leads to a stronger united states. this is not only for the promotion of our respective national interests, but also for a lot of things we can do together in areas like the middle east or africa or at the united nations. our countries can do things together working in these areas to create a better world. moving forward in the future, i would like people to think about this. >> [speaking japanese] >> in concrete terms, the u.s. forward deployment strategy is the linchpin of peace and stability in the region. but at the same time, the presence of the u.s. forces in japan is what leads to peace and stability in the region. japan provides a possibility for that to happen as well. i don't think there is any country in the world that doesn't have the willingness to serve as a port for the fleet. >> mr. prime minister, it is good to see you again. you mentioned in your speech about north korea. i would like to ask you about south korea. we have a new president to be inaugurated next week. but at the same time, it has created a difficult tension in japan and south korea relations. i wo
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
to jonathan hunt live at the united nations in manhattan. a rare show of unity of the united nations. >> members gathered that it became apparent that the nuclear test had, indeed, taken place. u.s. ambassador susan rice described it as a threat to regional and international peace and stability and joined the other members in, quote, strongly condemning north korea's action. ambassador rice said that there will be consequences. listen.... >> when the council responded to the last provocation in violation of its obligation we said and the council said that was clearly committed in resolution 20787 to take, and i quoted, significant action in the event of any further launch using ballistic missile technology or another nuclear test. indeed, we will do so. >> reporter: now it's unclear at this stage what that quote, significant action will amount to but it's most likely, shep, to be a toughening of economic punishment or sanctions as the u.n. likes to call them against the north korean government. >> shep: jonathan, how much closer do they say this activity brings north korea to potenti
Feb 27, 2013 12:00am PST
government that i'm worried about, it's something bigger than our government. it's the united nations. >> so the united nations is about to attack american people. which part of the united nations do you think is about to launch an attack on the greatest military power that the planet earth has ever seen, that has 5,000 nuclear warheads? which part of the world do you imagine is right now marshaling its troops to invade america? >> i'm not saying they are going to do that. i'm saying we need the second amendment as insurance against them trying anything funny. >> how many of your commerce -- customers share your views, do you think? >> i couldn't tell you a number on that. >> i would imagine that the profits you're making from this extremely cynical commercial exercise involving armed people who you have no idea who they are coming to your restaurant will perk up your profits nicely. that's why you're doing it, to make money, isn't it? >> i'm trying to make money because that will -- how it's supposed to work is i can save money, then use it later in life to support me when i put my work in
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. looking atday's show north korea. the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting today after north korea conducted its third ever nuclear test in defiance of u.n. orders. according to international monitors, the underground explosion was roughly twice as large as north korea's last nuclear test in 2009. the state-run korean central news agency said -- president obama condemned north korea's actions and urged "swift and credible action by the international community." the u.s. ambassador to south korea also condemned the nuclear test. >> this is a very provocative act that undermines a regional peace and stability. and i think it would be critical for us to chordate closely with our colleagues in south korea moving forward. >> today's nuclear test is north korea's first since leader kim jong un took power in december 2011 following the death of his father, kim jong il. for more we're joined by independent journalist tim shorrock. he grew up partly in south korea. his most recent book is, "spies for hire: the secret world of i
Feb 25, 2013 1:40am EST
to the united nations. there was a significant chunk of the incoming foreign policy establishment to obama administration that didn't lead this and saw this as a way forward. at the same time they were counter balanced off by a wing of the democratic party and the obama administration and i would say really by the secretary clinton. of new liberal realists who looked at the bush idealism. we caw it -- call it knew owe conservativism. it's the conservative form of idealism about democracy and transforming countries about making things better by doing lot and lots of these things. and more or less concluded that was just not going work. and that we needed to retrench and become more realist in our approach to foreign policy. so i describe this the new liberal realists because they saw themselves as rejecting the neoconservativism. it involved a essentially rejecting a lot of the liberal international stuff they regarded as kind of soft and squishy. and regarded in the same way that the conservativism realists would regard it. and that tendency is very special in one particular way. the bush
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